As it turned out, the placement of the chess pieces on the board was not random at all. In its place, a reconstruction of a pivotal moment from a 2017 match between chess players Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura was performed. Chess players are aware that even though Ronaldo initially seems to be ahead, the match ends in a tie. Sorry to bust your bubble, but Messi and Ronaldo were not seen in any official photos together. The photographer, Annie Leibovitz, is credited with having the two football players pose in their designated positions at various times and locations before blending them in post-production. In actuality, Ronaldo posed in front of a plain grey wall, which later helped to incorporate him into the original background. The opening move in chess is always made by the white piece, which disadvantages the black piece. According to this, Ronaldo is a little older than Messi and made his professional debut earlier. Another way to look at it is that Ronaldo outperforms Messi in terms of his physical attributes like height, physique, and speed. Messi, on the other hand, might be viewed as the biological ideal football player due to his low center of gravity, superior game IQ, and practically unequaled technical skill. Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura, two of the world’s greatest chess players, were drawn to the image as it circulated endlessly on social media. Similar to Ronaldo and Messi, these players have a long-standing rivalry, and they instantly turned to Twitter to express their opinions on the match in a lighthearted manner.